Week Two – Technical: SOOC

Week two is all about SOOC aka Straight Out of the Camera.

Straight out of the camera. No Photoshop. Shooting a compelling image and post it without edits. No cheating! (Be sure and save the image file for the end of the challenge!) – (Dogwood Photography)

Well, this week I have been so busy that I almost didn’t do the challenge. And as I mentioned in my first post about the 52 Week Challenge, the dilemma of trying to figure out if I am going to do the challenge every week is the actual challenge for me.

Damn….how many times did I mention the word challenge?
I digress.

Anyway, just as I was about to give up, I look out the window and it was snowing. More like a powdering of snow and I came up with this…

Week Two  - SOOC

“A Little Powdering in the Dark”
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What are you currently struggling with this week?

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Week One – Story: Rule of Thirds

Week one is all about Rule of Thirds.

The rule of thirds is the first compositional rule most photographers learn, but most don’t know why they learn it. The rule of thirds is amazing for telling a story. Tell a story using rule of thirds. (Dogwood Photography)

Well…here goes, my first attempt at the 52 Week Challenge I talked about in my previous post.

Week One - Rule of Thirds
“When Will I Get to Sleep”
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Have you started the challenge? If you have, why not share with me your images by putting a link to where you have posted it in the comment section below.

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Photography Challenge 2017

We all have our New Year resolutions list…well, most of us do.

I am all for New Year resolutions and 2017 is no different. What I usually do is pick one thing I would like to fulfil and once achieved, I know I have successfully completed my resolution list and adding something else along the way.

So, towards the end of 2016, I actually did a Google search on how I could motivate myself in 2017 in regards to my photography.

I did once attempt to do a weekly photography challenge and failed miserably. This was WAAAAAAYYYYY BACK in 2010.

Search ‘A Foto A Week’ for my seven…yes, SEVEN….miserable attempts.

Six years on, two kids later and somewhat photography wiser, I guess I am ready to attempt a photography challenge this year.

So, after looking at a few examples online, I came across a 52 Week Challenge created by Dale Foshe (Dogwood Photography), a photographer based in the USA. The 52 Week Challenge is in its second year as there was a challenge already in 2016 which I missed, but discovered via Petapixel whilst searching for photography challenge.

The rules of the 2017 challenge are very ‘simple’ 😩 according to Dale:

  1. Three categories will be the main themes throughout the 52 weeks – Storytelling, Technical and Artistic Impression.
  2. Sharing images created each week is HIGHLY recommended with the following MAIN hashtags attached to each submission – #dogwood52, #dogwood2017, and #dogwoodweek[NUMBER] (ex: #dogwoodweek1, #dogwoodweek2)
  3. Joining the various sharing platforms is also HIGHLY encouraged so you can comment on other submissions and tag images with the hashtags mentioned above – main groups Flickr Group Dogwood 2017 and Facebook Group Dogwood 52 Chatter.
  4. Print the list and keep it somewhere VISIBLE so you can refer to it and keep you motivated.

My main challenge will be to see through the whole 52 weeks seeing how pathetic I was in the past trying something similar.

So who is ready to attempt the 52 Week Challenge with me?

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